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Study Shows Orton-Gillingham Curriculum Benefits Students

November 8, 2010

A short-term study of an Orton-Gillingham curriculum implemented with first, second, third and fourth graders in a reading remediation program demonstrates age equivalent gains of up to 3 years and 6 months. Overall, the study shows significant gains in both Passage Comprehension and Word Attack skills tested using the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test Revised Form G.

Kingston, NY (PRWEB) November 6, 2010

A short-term study of an Orton-Gillingham curriculum implemented with first, second, third and fourth graders in a reading remediation program demonstrates age equivalent gains of up to 3 years and 6 months. Overall, the study shows significant gains in both Passage Comprehension and Word Attack skills tested using the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test Revised Form G.

The Multisensory Teaching study was conducted during the 2009-2010 school year by Alison Luria, founder of Multisensory Teaching.

“Similar findings can be expected of any properly implemented Orton-Gillingham curriculum,” said Luria. “All students will benefit from teachers who are well-trained in Language Enrichment, Developing Metacognitive Skills, Multisensory Grammar and Writing. Students with reading difficulties will reap the greatest rewards.”

“This study shows that an Orton-Gillingham curriculum can help struggling readers improve their skills. Schools interested in implementing proven methods of early reading instruction should consider Orton-Gillingham based training for their teachers.” said Susanne Warren of High Meadow School in Stone Ridge, NY. Language Enrichment certificate recipient Kristin Schroder, stated, “As a teacher with over 20 years experience, I am excited to be teaching the comprehensive Language Enrichment program in the Kindergarten classroom. It addresses my students’ needs and I am now confident in their success as they progress through the program.”

Multisensory Teaching is offering its annual Introduction to Orton-Gillingham on Saturday, November 20, 2010. The seminar introduces the benefits of a multisensory approach to reading instruction and will be held at the High Meadow School in Stone Ridge, NY at 1:00 pm. Alison Luria will present a two-hour introduction that offers educators the opportunity to earn 2 Continuing Education Units. Pre-registration is required.

The seminar’s training modules will include:

  •     Developing Metacognitive Skills: Feathery Homes Lesson
  •     Multisensory Writing: How To Write A Painless Paragraph
  •     Language Enrichment – A Lesson on Syllable Division
  •     2009-2010 Study: Question & Answer Session
  •     Multisensory Grammar – A Lesson on How to Teach the Parts of Speech in a Fun, Interactive Manner
  •     Controlled Vocabulary Readers – Why we Need Them

Alison Luria is a Licensed Academic Language Therapist with a Masters in Special Education. She has been teaching students reading for fourteen years using an Orton-Gillingham approach. As a recognized Provider and Trainer for the Neuhaus Education Center, Alison also teaches professional development classes to educators.

The Orton-Gillingham method is based on the pioneering research of Dr. Samuel Orton, a neuropsychiatrist, and on the educational and psychological insights of Anna Gillingham, a pioneer in education and psychology. The curriculum has been expanded and updated in accordance with new research findings.

Additional details and online registration for the event are available at http://www.OrtonTraining.com.

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